Archive for April 5, 2011

Washington (CNN) – When Newt Gingrich warned a New Hampshire crowd Monday night that President Obama was trying to "extort contributions" from supporters by announcing his reelection bid so early, it might just have been a case of the pot calling the kettle black. After all, the former House Speaker, for better or worse, has long been recognized as among the most aggressive and successful fundraisers in the Republican Party. In 2010, he raised cl … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — An election Tuesday in Wisconsin is attracting national attention and big bucks. Voters in the state are casting ballots for a state Supreme Court justice. The once obscure contest is grabbing national headlines and independent groups from the right and the left have spent more than $2.5 million dollars over the past two weeks on television commercials to try and influence the outcome of the technically non-partisan election. … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — The Senate voted Tuesday to repeal a part of the health care reform law that would require businesses to file a 1099 tax form with the government for every purchase they make over $600. The requirement was designed to fight tax fraud and raise money for the health care reform plan Democrats passed last year. But it quickly became unpopular with both parties when businesses complained it would be too burdensome. The Senate vote … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Top White House and congressional negotiators failed to reach an agreement Tuesday on a budget to cover the remainder of the current fiscal year, bringing the federal government closer to a shutdown at the end of the week. Key Democrats rejected a Republican proposal to keep the government running for one more week at the cost of an additional $12 billion in cuts. Republicans, meanwhile, dismissed Democrats' insistence that th … Read More

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